Fifth Time’s A Charm

After four failed attempts at retailing in Boston, Rowland Hussey Macy tried again. This building in NYC on 6th Ave amd 14th St was originally that attempt. R.H.Macy and Company opened here in 1853.

Fifth time’s a charm.

Thanksgiving Photography and Design

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This is Macy’s big parade in 1988 as seen by the master photographer Elliott Erwitt.

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The cornucopia or horn of plenty is Thanksgiving’s enduring symbol of abundance. It comes to us today from the very earliest of ancient Greek oral-poetic traditions. This symbol goes back…quite simply it goes all the way back. Read all about it on Wikipedia.

(FACTOID – The iPhone was invented much later.)

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

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It’s always been about tie-ins and corporate cross marketing. Look for the new GAP balloon this year, a massive “balloon” shaped balloon in tan.

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The Holidays are a time for costumes but Pilgrim is out. The kids will be wearing a First Nations, Native American / American Indian look this year. “We’re sorry we stole your world,” is the sentiment behind the feathers and paint. ( “We love your casinos though.” )

Susan Dey. FACE. Susan Dey. BOOM. Susan Dey, say I.